Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
Pours a beautiful full gold, with just a blush of copper. Fine sticky 1/2" head settles slowly to thin, complete cap.
Cascades! Grapefruit City. But there's a nice bit of piney freshness as well, and the underlaying biscuity malt base is not obliterated by the hops. A bit too much hop to be well-balanced, in my particular parlance, but nicely done, nonetheless.
Medium full in the mouth, with the malt slightly outweighing the good hop flavor on the palate. Great length from the hop bitterness, and the bottle-conditioned carbonation level is just right, lightening the body a bit, and scrubbing the hops from the palate in preparation for the next sip. Easy to down several of these. An old favorite, a classic of its style, and always a joy to see on an otherwise dismal beer list.
08-25-2003 15:36:57 | More by Realale
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
A: pours a murky orange yellow. Two fingers if rocky white head. Awesome lacing. Good retention.
S: pretty malty beast with some citrus and floral peeking through.
T: again with the good malt presence. Hops are muted compared to some of the west coast pales ive had. Citrus pops up in the end with a bitterness coming through to keep it balanced.
M: Great mouthfeel. Full bodied.
O: the quintessential west coast brew. One of the very original. This is my go to in bars that don't have a great selection of beer.
01-12-2012 06:45:33 | More by McStagger
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured into a Unibroue tulip.
A: Medium honey color, two-finger off-white head with decent retention and good lace. Mostly clear with good carbonation.
S: Nice floral hops with biscuity malt in the background.
T: Interesting! Clear flavors of celery seed and sweet rose water. Under this lies more biscuit. Minerals and dryness in the finish.
M: Medium body, smooth and good feeling of carbonation.
O: Would definitely drink more than one, quite pleasant.
I really like the flavors in this. Uncomplicated, but still compelling. Will surely buy it again.
03-24-2011 23:20:40 | More by AmericanGothic
3.68/5 rDev -8.9%
Pours nice medium amber color. I am editing my review about the head and lace. When poured properly there is a very nice 1/4 head that leaves a nice lace down through the glass. Aroma is fairly hoppy and pleasant. Taste is very smooth, but with a definite hop presence. Carbonation is noticeable but light. I have read mostly good reviews about this brew, never a bad one. This is a good standby favorite, one that will be one of my all around favorites.
Taste is moderately spicy, but smooth. I think that pale ales are my preference in beer.
05-12-2004 23:38:00 | More by abcsofbeer
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,510 ratings.